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Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Duval County's First Court

 
 
Duval County's First Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 10, 2016
1. Duval County's First Court Marker
Inscription. Duval County, established August 12, 1822, and named for William Pope DuVal, Florida's first civil governor, held its first court on December 1, 1823. Some 200 settlers gathered at the corner of Market and Forsyth Sts. to watch the session presided over by Judge Joseph Lee Smith. Construction of the first court house began two years later on the northeast corner of this intersection.
 
Erected 1967 by Jacksonville Historical Society, Florida Historical Society, Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-150.)
 
Location. 30° 19.502′ N, 81° 39.182′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of East Bay Street and South Liberty Street, on the right when traveling east on East Bay Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 E Bay St, Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Cow Ford (a few steps from this marker); Duval County (within shouting distance of this marker); Duval County Vietnam Memorial and Veterans Eternal Flame (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beginning
Duval County's First Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 10, 2016
2. Duval County's First Court Marker
With Site of Cow Ford marker next to it.
(about 500 feet away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. mile away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florida Pharmacy Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
More about this marker. Because of the abandoned nature of the courthouse that this marker is in front of, it is highly possible that this marker as well as the marker next to this one and one at the Annex will be moved at some point.
 
Categories. Government
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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